Detroit, MI (AP) – Hurricane Matthew left about 25,000 homes and businesses without power, and at least a dozen people dead.
The storm knocked out power to about 1,500 homes and more than a dozen businesses.
More than $3 billion in damages were reported, with more than $400 million in property damage.
Detroit is now on lockdown for the storm, which has now passed.
The city has declared a state of emergency.
Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan said that the damage was “catastrophic.”
The city had just finished an important bond rating.
The emergency declared by the governor, the emergency manager, the city manager and a number of elected officials are temporary, Duggan told reporters.
It is not clear if the governor will extend it.
President Donald Trump declared a national emergency in Detroit on Friday morning, and FEMA has said it is working to help residents and businesses.
“We are still trying to get the entire city back up and running as quickly as possible,” Duggan, who is running for re-election, said.
Detroit is the second city in the United States to have its power grid knocked out.
Trump tweeted: “The world is watching Detroit, which lost power on Friday night, as a catastrophe that has now been surpassed.
“Many people have lost their homes and many are still in the dark.” “
Many lives have been lost and many businesses are closed,” he said.
“Many people have lost their homes and many are still in the dark.”
The National Weather Service says Matthew is moving toward Detroit and is expected to hit the city on Sunday or Monday.
The National Hurricane Center says Matthew’s maximum sustained winds are about 30 mph (48 kph).
It said it was about 5 to 7 miles (8 to 13 kilometers) east-southeast of the city of Detroit and has a track of about 1 to 2 miles (2 to 5 kilometers).
Matthew is the third-strongest hurricane on record and the first to cross the Atlantic since 1992, according to the center.
At least 21 people were killed and more 100 were injured as a result of the storm.
The city was in the middle of an intense rebuilding effort after Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
The disaster affected more than 20,000 people.
There were reports of looting in parts of Detroit, with a few reports of looters in cars, a witness told the Detroit Free Press.
More than 20 people were injured in the storm as a storm surge inundated the city.
Rick Snyder called for a federal aid package, including $200 million for FEMA.
Many residents who lost power in Detroit, including some who were able to return home, had to wait in line for hours to receive their electricity.